Just over two years ago, at the age of 70, I began experiencing double vision with my left eye, first noticeable when looking at street lights at night. My optometrist then discovered that the lens placed in my eye during cataract surgery twelve years previous had become dislodged and would need to be replaced.
Unfortunately, the surgery to replace the lens resulted in a rare eye hemorrhage, a condition which blackened the cornea and caused the internal eye pressure to rise dramatically. A second surgery was necessary to install a Baerveldt implant to relieve the pressure, which was then successfully accomplished.
After months of follow-up visits and medications, I was left with a traumatized cornea, a drooping eyelid and a constant scratching feeling. It was then that I was referred to Dr. Jennifer DenHartog, O.D. at the Premier Vision Clinic in Clive, Iowa.
Dr. Den Hartog recommended fitting me with a scleral contact lens to cover the cornea and relieve the irritation I was experiencing. Her examination and measurements were perfect and I immediately felt total relief from the scratching. In addition, over the next several months, the drooping eyelid gradually resumed its normal position. She and her staff generously gave of their time to assist me in practicing with the placement and removal of the lens.
Today, I’m wearing the lens all day without any problem. It’s such a relief to have a normal feeling eye. I’m very satisfied with the expertise and patient-friendly care provided by Dr. Den Hartog and her staff.